Birds cause power outage along Route 1
Two birds caught in electrical equipment caused a power outage this afternoon along Route 1.
Matt Likovich, spokesman for Delmarva Power, said the birds caused two fuses to blow out and a circuit to lock out.
About 2,200 customers north of Rehoboth Beach were out of power from 2:27 to 3:18 p.m., he said.
Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Westoff said stoplights were running on generators during the power outage.